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Functional Integration® Quests Can Now Be Booked!

Functional Integration® Quests can now be booked at your home
(in Kelowna, Vernon or Armstrong, B.C.), 

 

...or you can come in for a session at our studio on 25th Street, in Vernon, B.C.!

Functional Integration Samples

Functional Integration Samples

Functional Integration Samples
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Circling paws into hips.  #doggo, #feldenkraismethod

Circling paws into hips. #doggo, #feldenkraismethod

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Cool discoveries in shoulder rotation!  #functionalintegration #feldenkraismethod

Cool discoveries in shoulder rotation! #functionalintegration #feldenkraismethod

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Best boy learns how to interact with his sternum and his left shoulder.  #dog, #feldenkraismethod

Best boy learns how to interact with his sternum and his left shoulder. #dog, #feldenkraismethod

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Change in upper body as a result of support in the shoulders

Change in upper body as a result of support in the shoulders

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What is Functional Integration®?

Functional integration is the hands-on, one-on-one aspect of the Feldenkrais® method in which the understanding and knowledge of the practitioner is used to benefit the student or client through the discovery of new movement patterns.

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As a Feldenkrais® Awareness Through Movement® Practitioner, I am trained in functional movement patterns through the study of formative movements.  We know many ways of executing these different movements, and have refined the sensitivity to assist a learner in discovering these patterns using touch, and guided attention.

From the perspective of the creator of the technique, Moshe Feldenkrais, there isn't really a big distinction between Awareness Through Movement® and Functional Integration® -- he really considered them two sides of the same coin.  In both, the practitioner is facilitating the learner in discovering a more potent or easier way of moving, using more of themselves, and contributing to a more complete self-image. 

In both modalities, the learner reduces effort by spreading across the different parts of the body proportionally - the larger, stronger, more central parts doing the majority of the work, and the smaller, more distant parts refining the movements.

As David Bersin has said, due to its accessible nature, Awareness Through Movement® has the potential to be disseminated on a much wider basis, to be used by everyone.  However, some people who have difficulties, injuries, or pain find much more value in the one-on-one, direct delivery and attention that is given during a Functional Integration® Lesson.

What do I need to know about Functional Integration®?

  • This is an individual, one-on-one experience lasting 50-80 minutes.

  • This experience is tailored to your needs, your movement patterns, and the solutions we discover will be unique to your body and your nervous system.

  • You will be an active participant in the process, asked to direct your attention and to make various distinctions so that you can learn the difference between the movement patterns, and find your way back to your discoveries.

  • The more curiosity you can bring to the process, the greater the impact of the change, and the longer the effects.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Functional Integration®:

How many quests before I'm 'fixed'?

  • This is dependant upon your experience of the sessions, what you wish to explore, and how you engage with the process.

  • Where the 'problem' is may not be where you expect.  A person experiencing problems with their feet may actually have a shoulder or rib-cage that isn't moving, which is causing problems in other places.

  • The space between our intention to act and actual movement is where we have the option to either perform the movement the old way, or to engage with the new movement option we found in ATM or FI ... how effectively we replace the habitual movement with the new movement will have a large impact on length of the journey.

 

How many quests should I take?

  • This is largely dependant on your curiosity.

  • You will know within 3 quests whether or not this work is something that you get value from.

  • If you can afford 3 quests for $300, try your best to schedule the first few sessions (3-5) within a week or two of one-another.  This way, you can build off the learning from the previous sessions, rather than starting at 'ground zero' each time.

Are you covered by extended medical coverage?

  • At this time, the Feldenkrais Method is not covered by any form of extended medical in British Columbia.

    • We do offer multipack pricing (buy 2 get one free), you can learn about that at https://www.kineticquest.ca/pricing-plans

    • We also offer member's only pricing for our monthly members, subscribe monthly and save 50%

Why should I try Functional Integration?

  • Curious about yourself?  Curious about how movement and thought inter-relate?

  • Ever thought there might be a better way to perform a movement?

  • Are there movements that reliably cause you pain?

  • Is there a part of you that doesn't seem to move congruently with everything else?

. . . Moshe Feldenkrais once wrote that for many people,

change is not possible until the pain of not changing outweighs the pain of changing . . .  

If you've reached that place, don't hesitate!

Reach out for an F.I. with Kinetic Quest today!

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